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    Artisan Saturday Returns to Explore Park on June 8

    Enjoy a free day of live craft demonstrations, family activities and more at Roanoke County's Explore Park. Located at Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 115, this event runs 10am to 3pm and marks our 5th annual celebration of local crafts... Read on...
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    Treetop Quest Now Booking for July 1 Launch

    Explore your wild side! The new Treetop Quest aerial adventure course at Explore Park is now accepting online reservations for the 2019 season. Beginning July 1 you'll be able to zip through the forest, traversing cargo nets, tightropes and obstacles... Read on...
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    Summer Program Registration Begins May 22

    The summer 2019 edition of Explore Recreation Magazine is now available online, with printed copies at Brambleton Center and Green Ridge Recreation Center. Registration starts Monday, May 20 for Roanoke County residents and Wednesday, May 22 for non... Read on...
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    Splash Valley Season Begins Saturday, May 25

    Splash into the fun! Splash Valley Water Park opens and begins daily operation on Saturday, May 25. The park is open daily 11am to 7pm through August 11, and weekends after that point until Labor Day... Read on...
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    Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes - Choose from 6 Dates at Carvin's Cove

    Get a hands-on lesson from the pros at Roanoke Mountain Adventures while practicing and honing your paddling skills on a stand up paddleboard. It will be your new favorite activity on the water... Read on...
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    National Park Service Stargazing - Friday, May 31 at Explore Park

    Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks near Explore Park are some of the best places in our region to observe the night sky! Astronomy enthusiast Michael Overacker will join our National Park Service ranger for an interactive star watching experience... Read on...
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    Disc Golf 101 - Learn to Play with Roanoke Disc Golf Club

    Mayflower Hills Disc Golf Course at Explore Park is one of the top ranked facilities in the state! Learn to play with the experts from the Roanoke Disc Golf Club on three dates in June. We'll show you the techniques to get started... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Park Improvement Grants Now Available - Due June 28

    Roanoke County's Capital Improvement Incentive Fund has helped turn $1.26 million into $3.7 million in park improvements since 1994. Applications are now being accepted through June 28 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. New this year, a maximum of $10,000... Read on...
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    Explore Park to Host Shrewd 25 Archery Tournament May 24-26

    Salem based Shrewd Archery is presenting a 3D archery tournament with over $25,000 in payouts at Roanoke County's Explore Park on Memorial Day Weekend. Choose from 11 classes including amateur and professional levels... Read on...
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    Splash Valley Morning Swim Club - Now Booking Tuesday & Friday Mornings

    Is your day care, summer camp or church program looking for a special activity for the kids? New this year, Splash Valley has expanded to TWO morning swim club days! Join us starting at 9am on Tuesdays or Fridays & stay in the park as long as... Read on...
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    Weekly Summer Camp Options Begin May 28

    School it out early this year! It's not too late to sign up for summer camp programs from Roanoke County Parks! Choose from over 200 weeks of full-day, half-day, outdoor, athletics, and summer fun programs at locations throughout the region... Read on...
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    Be a Lifeguard at Splash Valley! Ellis & Associates Training May 22-26

    Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills & technical knowledge... Read on...
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    National Park Service Offers Two Free Programs Every Saturday at Explore Park

    From May through August, a National Park Service ranger will provide two free family events per day at Explore Park! Each week join us for a hike at 9:00 AM and an afternoon activity at 2:30 PM. The afternoon event will alternate between a ranger chat... Read on...
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    Intro to Loom Knitting Workshop - Thursday, June 6

    Would you like to try an easy way of knitting sans knitting needles? Try loom knitting! This is a super-fun 2-hour class for beginners. Complete an actual project while learning basic cast on, two basic stitches and bind off. Join us Thursday nights... Read on...
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    Dozens of New Jobs Coming to Explore Park to Support Treetop Quest

    The new Treetop Quest aerial adventure attraction opens at Explore Park on July 1, and Roanoke County is hiring dozens of new “aerial adventure guides” to make it happen. These positions will help facilitate course operation and ensure safety... Read on...
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    Second Annual Virginia's Blue Ridge Spartan Kids Race - May 18-19 at Green Hill Park

    The Spartan Kids Race returns to Roanoke County's Green Hill Park for a fun and challenging weekend of fun and challenging obstacle races for ages 4-13. Sponsored by Virginia's Blue Ridge, this second annual race... Read on...
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    Save $5 Off Summer Camp Enrollment with Health Form Completion

    New in 2019, get a coupon code for $5 off each summer camp enrollment from Roanoke County Parks by completing your child's health form first! Simply complete the health form online and you'll receive a discount code applicable towards any camp... Read on...
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    Treetop Quest Aerial Adventure Course to Open at Explore Park in July

    A new attraction is coming to Explore Park this July, consisting of an aerial adventure course and ziplines. This week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved a construction and licensing agreement with Treetop Quest LLC... Read on...
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    Twin Creeks Brewing Company Announces Plans to Expand to Explore Park

    Roanoke County's first craft brewery has announced plans to expand to a second location inside historic Brugh Tavern. Upon execution of a lease agreement with Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors in late April, the company plans to open this fall... Read on...
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    New Weekly Summer Camp Added at Mount Pleasant Elementary

    Need full day care for your K-5 grader this summer? Roanoke County has expanded our camps to include a new location at Mount Pleasant Elementary School, in addition to existing sites at Penn Forest Elementary and Green Ridge Recreation Center... Read on...
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    After School Programs Now Enrolling at 13 County Sites

    Need after school care for your elementary school age child? Roanoke County's After School for Kids is now enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year. This program is available on-site at 13 schools, including 5 day care each week during the school year... Read on...
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    Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes - Choose from 4 Dates at Carvin's Cove

    Get lessons from a certified paddleboard instructor from Roanoke Mountain Adventures. This class includes all equipment, gear and time in the water to hone your skills. Choose from evening classes on April 30, May 9, May 23 and June 5 at Carvin's Cove... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Receives 2019 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

    Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism was presented with a 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award at the 30th annual Virginia Environmental Symposium for Jae Valley Park. A silver medal was given for Virginia Outdoors Plan Implementation... Read on...
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    Adult Softball Teams Now Forming through USA Softball

    Roanoke County is pleased to announce USA Softball (formerly ASA) has partnered with with us to offer a Men's Open and Church league later this Spring at the Arnold R. Burton complex. Leagues will no longer be administered through our rec office... Read on...
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    TRX Locker Open Workout Times at Green Ridge - April through October

    Get outside and get results! The TRX Tactical Training Locker is now available weekly for Green Ridge members and guests at no additional charge. From April to October, take advantage of the most comprehensive functional training system anywhere... Read on...
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    Wild Things - Free Nature Program Second Saturdays at Explore Park

    New this spring, bring your family out to Explore Park on the second Saturday of each month for a free instructional program with a naturalist from 1pm to 3pm. Join us March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8 at the visitor center... Read on...
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    Loom Knitting Classes - New at Green Ridge This Spring

    Get ready to cast on to a fun beginner program, and learn to knit without the needles! Loom knitting is an easy way to stitch your own clothing accessories. Instructor Tonya Hodges brings over five years of experience through her business... Read on...
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    Splash Valley 2019 Season Passes Now On Sale

    Purchase a season pass to Splash Valley Water Park, and enjoy unlimited visits during the 2019 season. New this year, get 10% off all concessions stand purchases. You'll also get early admission on weekends and be eligible for free drinks all season... Read on...
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    New Horseback Rides, Lessons and Events at Explore Park this Spring

    Experience western style horseback riding with no previous experience needed. The new Niagara Ranch at Explore Park is hosting a new series of trail rides and lessons for ages 8 and up, as well as several family events... Read on...
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    Escape to Your Adventure! Youth Camps Now Enrolling for Summer 2019

    Roanoke County is excited to offer the region's largest lineup of youth summer camp options. Choose from over 200 weeks of programs for ages 3-17. This year's thee is Escape to Adventure, with many new full, half day and overnight programs available... Read on...
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